Is hydrogen internal combustion a better idea than fuel cells?

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Although hydrogen—and hydrogen fuel cells—could still play an important role in future transportation, even many hydrogen advocates will admit that hydrogen internal combustion probably won't.

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Toyota introduces new 2020 Highlander and hybrid at New York International Auto Show; TNGA-K platform

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Toyota introduced the next-generation three-row 2020 Highlander SUV at the New York International Auto Show. Arriving in Toyota dealerships in winter, the Highlander gasoline model will arrive in December 2019 and the Highlander Hybrid will make its way to customers in February 2020.

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Was 2018 the peak for internal-combustion car sales?

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Put the two together, and the conclusion from many analysts is that sales of cars powered by internal combustion engines around the world have already peaked. Electric-car sales are growing. Total car sales around the world are shrinking. From 2019 onward, they're likely to do nothing but shrink, according to several automotive analysts. sales

2019 87

Israel plans to end internal combustion car sales by 2030

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The Jewish state, however, has put internal combustion engines on a shorter leash than most other countries that have announced such plans. Add Israel to the list of countries planning to ban sales of cars that run on gasoline and diesel fuel. By 2030, the Israeli Energy Ministry announced on Tuesday, cars and trucks that run on gasoline or diesel

International Hot Rod Association Welcomes Electric Cars

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"For your average drag race fan, this change opens a new and exciting chapter on the drag race scene, not seen since the likes of the inception of the electric vehicle itself." - Marketwire

BorgWarner to acquire Remy International

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BorgWarner has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Remy International, Inc., a global market leading producer of rotating electrical components. With key technologies and operations in ten countries on five different continents, Remy is strongly positioned to benefit from global growth. As of December 31, 2014 the company employed 6,600 people and, for the fiscal year, it generated sales of $1.2 billion.

UNIST’s U-Loop displayed at International Public Transport Forum

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A prototype of this new transport capsule was displayed and tested at the 7 th International Public Transportation Forum. UNIST announced it was developing U-Loop at the 1 st International Symposium on Hyperloop, held at UNIST in July, 2016.

2017 88

ORNL, HTS International to collaborate on manufacturing research; conformal cooling

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HTS International Corporation and the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have signed an agreement to explore potential collaborations in advanced manufacturing research such as in conformal cooling.

2017 90

Researchers use internal strain to optimize metal catalysts for applications such as fuel cells

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In a paper in the journal Science , the researchers report that, based on their approach, freestanding palladium nanosheets (three to five monolayers thick) form with an internal compressive strain of 1 to 2% and can be much more active for both the oxygen and hydrogen evolution reactions under alkaline conditions compared with nanoparticles.

2019 68

Renewable energy growth accelerating, says International Energy Agency

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And the latest statistics from the International Energy Agency (IEA) will be good news indeed for electric-car drivers. The overall carbon emissions associated with electric cars decrease as the electricity used to recharge them gets cleaner. Last year saw record growth in renewable energy, according to the IEA, which surpassed coal to become the. China energy policy plug-in cars renewable energy solar wind energy

2016 86

Tesla drops 75Ds, Nissan Leaf Plus, EPA head, peak internal-combustion: Today's Car News

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And analysts report that the world may already have reached peak sales for internal combustion engines. We look at what sets the Nissan Leaf Plus apart. President Trump nominates Andrew Wheeler as EPA chief. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the company will drop short-range versions of the Model S and.

2019 61

"Death of the internal combustion engine" is now a thing

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The very first working four-cycle internal-combustion engine was invented by Niklaus Otto in 1876, and in due course it changed the world. A quarter of a century later, gasoline engines, steam-powered vehicles, and electric drive competed on an equal basis, but by 1915, it was clear the gasoline engine would triumph. The next 100 years brought. Future Cars combustion cycle Engines plug-in cars gasoline engines

2017 68

Bosch opts to outsource battery cells rather than to manufacture; disbanding internal efforts, selling Seeo

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Although Bosch intends to lead the mass market for electromobility that will emerge after 2020, the company has decided that the means to achieving that strategic end does not include manufacturing of the battery cells.

2018 111

Mayor of London launches international study on effect of air pollution on children’s health: CHILL

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More 3,000 primary school children in polluted areas of London and Luton will have their lung health monitored over a four-year period in a new international study launched by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. The CHILL study (Children’s Health in London & Luton) will test whether policies to improve air quality, such as London’s new Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ), are associated with improved growth of children’s lungs and reduced chest symptoms.

2018 90

ICCT: IMO committee agrees to establish first climate framework for international shipping

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The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) reports that the Marine Environment Protection Committee of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has adopted a resolution codifying an initial greenhouse gas (GHG) strategy for international shipping.

2018 85

GM restructuring; changing product development, production; 5 NA & 2 international plants shutting next year; staff reduction

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These steps include the reorganization of its global product development and product development staffs; the realignment of its manufacturing capacity including the shuttering of 5 North American plants and two international plants in 2019; and a reduction of salaried workforce.

2018 74

Volvo to electrify all cars from 2019: 'end of internal-combustion engine alone'

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To be clear, this is not the immediate end of the internal-combustion engine for Volvo: its electrified future. Volvo has announced a major leap forward in an effort to embrace an electrified portfolio of vehicles.

2017 94

International study finds air pollution leads to millions of hospital visits for asthma attacks worldwide

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The international, multi-institutional research team included scientists from the University of York, George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, the University of Colorado Boulder, the Stockholm Environment Institute, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, the Norwegian Meteorological Institute.

2018 73

International Truck to offer over-the-air reprogramming

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International Truck today plans to offer over-the-air (OTA) reprogramming of engine control modules (ECM) for International trucks powered by its N9, N10 and N13 proprietary engines. The company has completed its initial testing in its International Truck test fleets and will finalize testing in customer fleets this fall. The official launch of two-way connected vehicle technology in new International models will come early next year.

2015 84

SAE International updates J3016 standard defining autonomous vehicles; free download

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SAE International (SAE) announced a free update to its technical standard, “J3016: Taxonomy and Definitions for Terms Related to On-Road Motor Vehicle Automated Driving Systems.” Recently, the US Department of Transportation (DoT) adopted SAE International’s six levels of automation outlined in SAE J3016 for use in its “Federal Automated Vehicles Policy.” ( Earlier post.).

2016 74

PNNL-led international study finds ultrafine aerosols have outsize impact on storm clouds, precipitation

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Ultrafine aerosols—minute particles from urban (e.g., vehicles) and industrial air pollution—fuel powerful storms and influence weather much more than has been appreciated, according to a study published in the journal Science.

2018 98

SAE International to host symposium on automated driving technologies

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SAE International will host a three-day symposium during which the technologies, regulations, testing and applications of automated driving technologies will be discussed, in-depth. The SAE 2016 From ADAS to Automated Driving Symposium will be held 29 Nov to 1 Dec at the Hilton Munich City in Munich, Germany.

2016 76

Polluters pay, 2020 Kia Soul EV, hydrogen internal combustion: Today's Car News

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We had a first chance to drive the new 2020 Kia Soul EV. London's new pollution charge on older vehicles makes it really expensive to drive older cars into the city. And our latest Twitter poll asks what GM should do with the Volt name now that it no longer produces the car. All this and more on Green Car Reports. First announced in 2017, the city. emissions tax hydrogen fuel cell Today in Car News air pollution

2019 44

SB350 Media Blitz Continues: Talking with 350.org’s Bill McKibben About Saturday’s International Day of Climate Action on Uprising Radio

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NREL develops Internal Short Circuit (ISC) device to help improve Li-ion battery design

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Researchers at the US Department of Energy (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed and patented an Internal Short Circuit (ISC) device capable of emulating latent defects that can cause escalating temperatures in lithium-ion batteries and lead to thermal runaway.

2015 122

China to join International Renewable Energy Agency

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China has announced it will join the International Renewable Energy Agency ( IRENA ). Formally established in 2011, IRENA is the first major international organization to be headquartered in the Middle East. IRENA is mandated by 159 countries and the European Union to promote the sustainable use of all forms of renewable energy, and to serve as the global hub for renewable energy cooperation and information exchange.

International review study seeks to improve modeling for plug-in vehicle adoption

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A review of international PEV market diffusion models,” Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews , Volume 93, Pages 158-164 doi: 10.1016/j.rser.2018.03.055.

2018 78

BMW Group 1st international automaker to obtain autonomous driving road test license in China; new R&D center in Beijing

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The BMW Group thus has become the first international auto maker to obtain the Autonomous Driving road test license in China, marking a big step on its path to Autonomous Driving.

2018 100

BMW wins overall International Engine of Year 2015 for hybrid drive system in i8 PHEV

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BMW took top honors at the latest International Engine of the Year Awards , with the 1.5-liter, three-cylinder hybrid drive unit in the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid being declared the overall winner—as well as picking up two class wins—edging out Ford’s 1.0L

2015 128

Bill McKibben, Creative Greenius Talking About Saturday’s International Day of Climate Action on KPFK FM’s The Insighers Today

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VW’s 1.0 TSI in the new up! GTI wins International Engine of the Year 2018 award in its category; Euro 6d-TEMP

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GTI1 has been named International Engine of the Year 2018 in its category. Volkswagen’s 1.0 TSI in the new up! The 85 kW / 115 PS gasoline-fired engine is the first of its kind to be combined with a four-way catalytic converter and installed in the up!

2018 124

International Energy Agency forecasts 125 million electric cars on road by 2030

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The International Energy Agency, an advisory council to energy-consuming countries, released a new report forecasting that by 2030, the world will have 125 million electric cars on the road. That would amount to 10 to 12 percent of the world's cars running on electricity in a little over a decade. The report, publicized by CNBC, says that while

2018 59

Kalmar and Virginia International Gateway deploy three hybrid shuttle carriers

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Kalmar, part of Cargotec, recently delivered three hybrid shuttle carriers ordered by The Port of Virginia in late 2014 to Virginia International Gateway terminal (VIG) in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA. Virginia International Gateway is a privately-owned marine container terminal located along the Elizabeth River in Portsmouth, Virginia.

International team makes significant progress in engineering synthetic yeast

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By the end of this year, this international consortium hopes to have designed and built synthetic versions of all 16 chromosomes for the one-celled microorganism Baker’s yeast, known as S. A global research team has built five new synthetic yeast chromosomes, meaning that 30 percent of a key organism’s genetic material has now been swapped out for engineered replacements.

2017 60

International Trucks offers over-the-air programming for Cummins engines

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Building on its introduction of over-the-air (OTA) programming for its proprietary engines, International Trucks is now the first truck OEM to offer OTA programming for Cummins engines. Over-the-air programming, available through the nine-pin International LINK device, enables drivers or fleet managers to utilize a mobile interface to initiate engine programming at the customer’s facility over a safe, secure Wi-Fi Connection.

2016 65

Gen 5 2019 Toyota RAV4 debuts at New York International Auto Show; 2.5L inline-4 and Toyota Hybrid System

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Toyota introduced the fifth-generation RAV4 at the New York International Auto Show. Over the last five years, RAV4 sales volume has doubled; RAV4 currently ranks as the number-one-selling vehicle in the Toyota lineup, as well as the best-selling non-pickup-truck in the country.

2018 96

Calendar: 9th International Symposium: Advanced Battery Power – Kraftwerk Batterie

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Internationally renowned experts such as Professor Jeff Dahn, FRSC from Dalhousie University NSERC/Tesla Canada Industrial Research (“Surprising Chemistry that takes place within Lithium Ion Cells”) and Dr. Michael M. Researchers, developers and users from industry, science and research will be discussing the latest trends, studies and findings from battery research from 29-30 March 2017 in Aachen, Germany at the English-language Advanced Battery Power Conference.

2017 60

Future of internal combustion engine is bright

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The era of electrification may be rapidly approaching, but according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), internal combustion engines have a bright future. Byron Bunker, the director of the Heavy Duty Engine Centre at the Office of Transportation and Air Quality for the EPA, commented that the future of the internal combustion engine is “bright [.]. Green cars Latest news Environmental Protection Agency EPA future of internal combustion engine internal combustion engine

Tesla tax credits, BMW charger recall, and Israel to ban internal-combustion engines: Today's Car News

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Israel plans to stop the sale of cars with internal-combustion engines by 2030. Tesla tells buyers the final date to order a car before federal tax credits expire. BMW recalls charge cords for its electric cars. And we round up the best deals on green cars this month. All of this and more on Green Car Reports. Monday is the final date to place an

International Dog Appreciation Day: Top five cars for dog lovers

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For dog lovers, choosing a car is not just a simple case of finding one with enough space for the kids – there’s also got to be room for your canine companion

2018 59

Mitsubishi takes divisional 1st and 2nd in Pikes Peak International Hill Climb 2014; 2nd overall

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Mitsubishi Motors’ iMiEV Evolution III all-electric racecars ( earlier post ) took first and second place in the the Electric Modified Division of the 2014 edition of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

2014 137

Fact of the week: Internal combustion cars still waste 70 to 88 percent of energy

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Conventional cars manage better fuel economy every year. According to the latest Department of Energy "Fact of the Week," though, their efficiency ranges from a-little-better-than-before to still-abysmal. This week, the DOE noted that of all the energy splashed into a conventional car's gas tank, only 12 to 30 percent actually goes to move the car

2018 63

International team discovers family of fungal enzymes that degrades xylans in wood biomass

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An international team of researchers has discovered a new family of enzymes found in fungi (fungal lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases, LPMOs) that are capable of breaking down xylans—a recalcitrant polysaccharide abundant in wood biomass. The enzymes could now potentially be used to sustainably convert wood biomass into valuable chemical commodities such as biofuels. A paper on their discovery is published in the journal Nature Chemical Biology.

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